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City metro powered by wind
1 January 2002
On the opening day of the EWEA offshore wind energy conference, the wind could be felt underneath the streets of Brussels, where the city's metro was powered by the wind. Brussels public transport company MIVB/STIB bought green electricity certificates originating from wind power for 210 MWh, the amount equivalent to the traction of the city's metro on an average day in December. The certificates were supplied by Irish green marketer Airtricity, in an initiative organised by Belgian offshore consortium 3E. All delegates were given a free pass to ride the trains as much as they wanted on the first day of the conference -- thought delegates were too busy attending sessions and an evening reception to make much use of it.
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